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    July 7, 2011
    6:00 - 6:30am EDT  

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know what, there's no change today. we will stay hot and humid and another code orange in effect. showers and storms are possible and drier. but let's go over to tonya with traffic. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are getting conflicting reports 95 southbound at the fort ming henry tunnel. we were told it would be closed -- fort mchenry tunnel. we were told it would be closed. two days after a jury found casey anthony not guilty a. judge will decide if any punishment will be -- if she will receive any punishment. >> reporter: casey anthony's expected back in court today to learn he fate. now, she -- her fate. she has been cleared the most serious charges but faces four misdemeanor accounts in the investigation of the disappearance her daughter. after three years in custody,
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casey anthony could be set free today. the 25-year-old faces up to four years in jail on four misdemeanor counts of lying to police. but legal experts believe she will be sentenced to time served. her saga is far from over. >> have you ever sexually molested your daughter casey anthony? >> no, sir. >> reporter: after anthony's defense attorneys painted the family as dysfunctional, it's unlikely she will return home with her parents. >> don't see how this family reconciles, there's so much blood drained and it's almost impossible to heal something like this. >> reporter: and anthony is expected to face financial and legal challenges. the state of florida is planning a hearing to decide how much to charge her for vegging the case. and the search firm that helped look for her missing daughter says they are considering a lawsuit to reciewpt 112,000 dollars it spent -- recoup the
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112,000 dollars it spent on the effort. >> it needs to go to families that need us. >> reporter: after the trial raised so much emotion, anthony's defense attorney jose baez fears for her safety. >> i am afraid for her, and i don't think it's fair. >> reporter: buy as -- baez insist she has a life ahead of her and can be a productive part of society. casey anthony is expect in the courtroom at 9 a.m. eastern time this morning to learn that fate. reporting live in orlando, i am holly back to you. the trial is sparking an online movement to create caylee's law that has more than 248,000 signatures. this all started by an oklahoma woman on the website change.org. the petition calls for a federal law that makes it a felony for a parent or caretaker to not notify authorities of the death of a child within one hour of it
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being discovered. >> after half an hour, people were agreeing and not doing anything and i figured something had to be done. absolutely proud to know there are that many people that care about children. >> it would make it a felony if the disappearance is not reported within 24 hours. rage against speed cameras. a man with a hammer as well as a shot gun attacks a speed camera cars we see. it prompts police to shut down a major highway. linda so is live this morning with what seems to be a growing problem. linda. >> reporter: well, the speed cameras are all in the name of getting people to slow down while they are on the road. you see them in construction zones and school zones. you have one right here by padonia and you have the library. you know some people want them out. and they are getting violent towards them. the speed camera in may was smashed by someone and then there was another incident in dundalk when someone spray painted the lens of the speed camera and, of course, you have what happened yesterday. a speed camera vehicle parked on 295 near the bwi exit was
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vandalized. a man walked out of the woods with a hammer and a shotgun and tapped the back window with theshotgun. the man inside the speed vehicle began to hit his horn. he hit the front windshield with the hammer and ran back into the woods. the state began use the speed cameras in construction in school zones after law makers approved them in 2009. state senator nancy jacobs voted against the measure because she believed it had nothing to do with safety but about raising money. she doesn't agree with people vannalizing the cameras, she says she understands it. >> they shouldn't be doing this, but at the same time, we all understand the frustration because we all feel the frustration. >> reporter: the frustration is apparent these days as well with the proposed toll hikes. she says the speed cameras are
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another example of that. police didn't find the man involved in yesterday's attack. they did serve through -- search throughout the night. he is described as a white man around 60 or 65 with gray hair. linda so, abc2 news. >> all right, thanks. an update for the search of the missing boater in the magothy river. the body of james kan-e he was pulled from the red -- kane was pulled from the water yesterday morning. off the coast of mexico, the search continues for seven american fishermen missing for three days. that boat capsized sunday. one american tourist has been confirmed dead. he was identified as a 63-year- old leslie ye. 40 people on board the vessel were on a week long fishing trip and a wife of one of the missing boaters says she he would never would have expected something like this. >> they have been going out for probably 10 to 15 years. it's been an annual trip with he and all his friends.
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they told me that there was freak storm that water was clear as glass when they went out. >> unbelievable. that search is expected to expire. 96 hours after the accident. families -- family members have asked officials to keep looking for them as if they were survivors. friends and family gather to remember a mother and her 4- year-old daughter killed last week. alicia avery and her 4-year-old -- avery and her 4-year-old daughter were found in her apartment. she was pregnant with twins at the time of the murder. police arrested her boyfriend, brian eggselton. funeral services will be held at the st. abraham baptist church in baltimore city. the service starts at 11 this morning. six minutes after six. fires set in baltimore county last weekend are now being blamed on arsonists. and police want your help to find suspects. the first fire was reported 4
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sunday morning. first responders found a fire in the back of the building on sparrows point road. shortly after that, officials discovered four cars in the area that had been set on fire. anyone with information about the fires is asked to call metrocrimestoppers at the number on the screen 1-866-7- lockup. investigators are searching for the the -- for the cause of a fire that destroyed a home and six cars. the fire erupted yesterday morning. the fire reportedly started in a garage and quickly spread throughout the home. luckily, no one was injured. six tense are -- teens are accused of rock three other -- robbing three other teens at knife point. two have been charged as adults. police say they approached two 14-year-olds and a 13-year-old boy and demanded they empty their pockets. they handed over the cell
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phones and money and police later arrested the six teens. those in the neighborhood say this is not the first time they have had problems like these. >> as soon as i moved here, you know, we have had a -- the stand off with the cops up here and s.w.a.t. and everything because someone barricaded themself in a house and was shooting at police. then this lady her van was stolen by a group of kids and they brought it back in the neighborhood. >> all six have been charged with armed robbery, robbery and theft. if you live in annapolis, you are water and sewer rates went up. and you will get the first opportunity to hear why next week. the city will host two public forums this month. the first is set for next thursday the 14th. and 7 p.m. georgetown east elementary school is where it's happening. the increase went no effect on friday and it means an increase of $23 a month for the average single family home. am bc2 is work -- abc2 is
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working to let you know how you can save 10 to $50 on gas by eating cereal. through the end of the year from now if you buy kellogg's cut out the bar codes and you will mail in and we will give you a gas card back. there's a limit to 5 cards per household. fill them out and postmarked by december 31st. the cereal bocks have to be at -- boxes have to be at least 10 ounces. the video is so incredible and we are seeing it from a different perspective. >> we are talk about the arizona dust tomorrow. but we will -- dust storm. we will show it to you at a different speed. we eat more than we did 30 years ago burks how much more are we -- but how much more are we eating? how the calories and consumption is responsible for our growing waistline. and this could have been bad. squirrel against machine. don't worry it has a happy ending. but we are heading up to new york for a look at local
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business news. >> reporter: good morning. topping america's money, another data breach. north stanley smith barney mailed two cds with personal information about 34,000 clients to the new york state tax department. it arrived but the cds disappeared and there's no evidence of wrongdoing. and the auto industry is hiring at a faster rate than the rest of the economy. that's because sales are rising and auto makers are adding shifts to meet the demands. the treasury department is printing less paper money because more and more purchases are now made with plastic. in fact, last year the government didn't print any 10 dollar bills. but don't write off cash yet. most americans like to keep a little on hand. and music sales are increasing again up 8 1/2% in the first half of the year. the increase was fueled by am bums such as adelphi's 21. album sales are rising for first time in 7 years. and that's america's money. i am peggy bunker.
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now "good morning maryland." welcome back. new video from the arizona dust storm we showed you yesterday. now this is a time-lapse version making it look much more frightening engulf the city of phoenix. it created a dust storm. it's known as a haboob. photographer scott wood caught it on camera and sped up the action. and look at this. cnn i reporter ryan walker was taking video of a storm rolling in, all of a sudden he noticed the roof of his house was blown
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off. no one was hurt but walker got something he may want to show his insurance company. now married's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. >> good morning. happy thursday to you. temperatures right now on the warm side. once again, coming in at around 71 into baltimore. dulles at 72. low 70s in hagerstown and winchester and charlotsville. york at 69 degrees. so, we are looking at moisture content and it's high once again. 69 in baltimore. and that's the dew point so you know when you get over to 65, we are feeling it. we felt it yesterday and the day before and we will continue to do so. 70 in dc and culpepper around 73. the satellite and radar is not picking up on a lot as of now. under mainly clear skies so we will get sunshine. the clouds will start to build in going throughout the day. and that's going to be setting us up for showers and thunderstorms scattered in nature into the afternoon.
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we have the cold front back towards the west that will drift off toward the south and east and then it will stall out going into the afternoon. that will linger into tomorrow. and that is going tonight focal point for the showers and storms. but there is dry air behind the cold front that's going to move through. and it has perfect timing because as we go into the weekend, things will start to be much better. now future radar showing you what's going ongoing into the afternoon, evening and we have that chance for scattered showers in the forecast for us and then that will continue and be more likely as we head into friday. so friday is going to be a wetter day on tap. saturday looks good. sunday looks good and today, the temperature coming in around 91. hot, hazy and humid and then by tonight, still more of the same. continued sticky and 71 degrees. scattered storms are possible. tomorrow, like i said, much wetter and won't be as hot. humid and the temperatures coming in at around 85. and the seven-day forecast jumps to the weekend. we like that. 88 and 90 and then as we go into next week, we will get a
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little bit hotter. let's get a check of the traffic with tonya. >> reporter: good morning. started out pretty calm but it has gotten pretty busy traffic wise. let's look at the beltway. 695 at liberty road, traffic is flowing freely here. get hing a little volume on the outer loop to the right the accident the good news is fort mchenry tunnel southbound reopened after an earlier overturned vehicle. inner loop before security boulevard accident is over on right. 95 southbound at 216 accident on the left shoulder in laurel. charley. >> thanks a lot. in health news, since 1977, the obesity rate in the u.s. has doubled. a study points to us why this might be happening. we are eating 600 rail ris more pee -- calories more perper day than 19-- per day than in 1977. we are snacking more.
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doctors say that 570 calories a day is nearly 4,000 per week and that's equivalent to an extra pound each week. as the temperature rises youspend more time in the sun which could lead to sunburn. there isn't too much to do to releave the pain, but doctors may have found a answer why it hurts. they have isolated a molecule that triggers pain and found a molecule and they activated the sensory pain fiveers to increase blocking the molecule and stop the pain. discovering that could help doctors find a new way to relieve sunburn pain. ona new study says -- a new stud study says having medicaid can improve a person's overall health and security. it counters a perception that having medicaid is like no health insurance at all. the study says that medicaid
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significantly increases the chances people will perceive that their health is good being good or excellent and decreases the chances they can't pay other bills. guy may have a rough exterior but seems you like to cuddle more than the ladies. this study done by at indiansan university they studied couples 25 to 76 and the study says for the average couple, sex a very important and a tad more important for female partners. cummings in the study that frequently hugged, kissed and cay raseed -- caressed had sex more often and more sexually satisfied. the researchers found men and women notesed being happier -- noted being happen cert longer they stayed together -- happier the longer they stayed together. check this out. you hear the phrase close only
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counts with horseshoes and hand grenades. >> i never heard that. >> mary beth you heard that? >> absolutely. >> anybody else in the studio? >> no. >> tom. >> yes. >> three to three. 50-50. >> this phrase it rings true for one very lucky squirrel. you have to see this. the squirrel ran out in front of the road because that's what they do. but this was a speeding car, look. >> i am thinking about the insurance commercial. >> there's the squirrel and there he goes. he is okay. talk about good timing. >> let's see it again. >> watch. >> squirrel, sports car and the squirrel is okay. >> the squirrel ducked. he stopped and ducked. >> i wonder if it was a dare. >> watch that. duck. too fast. >> he is okay. happy ending. stay with us this morning.
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this is scary. authorities believe terrorists may have found a new way too get around airport security a they are using bombs in their bodies. how they are sneaking them onto planes and intelligence officials are very concerned. hard to believe that someone would rob a lemonade stand. but believe it or not it happened. coming up, how young entrepreneurs say their hard earned cash was taken from them. you are watching good morning maryland first and own at 4:30 in the morning. -- only at 4:30 in the morning. time to say happy birthday to those of you celebrating like for example this handsome youngman john. he is 16 years old today. his mom one of the our facebook friends wanted to wish him a happy birthday. john, happy birthday to you. and i will bet you a dollar to a doughnut he heard about horseshoes and hand grenades. >> let us know if that's true. if you have pictures you want to us air send them to the address on the screen. we will be right back.
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6:24. a frightening tactic we are being told. u.s. security officials believe that tear rifts using this as a way to target commercial -- terrorists are use this as a way to target commercial aircraft by surgically implanting expossessionives. they have a renewed interest in planting a bomb inside body. full body scan kers see through clothing and find things like prosthetics or breast implants but can't detect bombs inside a body. >> what does this tell you where they are versus where security officials are. >> we have exhausted the cape abilities of what the. [audio not understandable] there's no way we can take the next step after the body scaners to figure out when a person carries a device inside his body. >> now authorities are concerned they say it's clear
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that there is no specific or imminent threat. winter olympics going back to the far east which is the host city of the 2018 winter game winning in the first round of voting in the international olympic committee. the south korean city beat france and germany. twice before they had come up short in bid to wint olympics. -- win the olympics. they will be the first outside japan in asia to host the winter games. prince william and his wife are in cal barry -- calgary at betterra canada. and yesterday they visited a town ravaged by wild fires. they stopped by to chat with well-wishers. wild fires tore through the area in may burning homes and building. they met with emergency services personnel and families in the slave lake area and will head to california for a couple days tomorrow. we have been waiting to
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hear from them and finally the first jurors in the casey -- juror in the casey anthony trial speaks out. >> she says despite the tears they had to come back with a not guilty verdict. and yellowstone shut down and park authorities are searching for a bear. what happened yesterday at the national park that hasn't happened since 1986. we will let you know ahead. ♪ the rich aroma gets you up
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now "good morning maryland." i did not say she was innocent. those are the word from the first juror to speak out in the casey anthony trial. >> we all cringe when we see the flash go off on the speed cameras. why some people are taking it to the extreme to get them out of the neighborhood. democrats and republicans meeting with president obama trying to agree on the budget. that's going to be a big story throughout the day on this thursday. good morning. i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. thanks for joining us. we are one day away from friday, the weekend is almost here. meteorologist lynette charles has a look at not only today's weather but maybe something we can